Italian beermaker Peroni recently unveiled a gold-dipped bottle called Peroni D’Oros. That made us realize we’d never reviewed Peroni before — gold-dipped or otherwise — so why not do so now?
Peroni Nastro Azzurro is the most commonly available expression of Peroni in the U.S., a Euro-style lager that any drinker of the green-glass-bottled icons from elsewhere in the continent will find all too familiar. Ultra-crisp with heavy carbonation, the up-front experience recalls saltine crackers and epsom salts, with a distinctly alkaline character that recalls mineral water building toward the back end. A lightly malty element informs the finish, but even with this, few would ever accuse Peroni of being heavy on flavor.
Probably best in a gold bottle.